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year. the japan electronics and information technology industries association said that worldwide production of mobile phones will rise 12% next year to $245 billion. that's as an increasing number of people switch to smartphones from regular mobile phones. but production by japanese makers, that will grow only by 1% to $17 billion. their share in the global market is expected to decline to 7% from the current 8%. japanese makers have been struggling to make inroads to the global market where apple and south korea's samsung remains strong. >>> the japanese are making use of the digital technologies to tap into the skin care market. fuji 2 uses a smartphone to analyze the condition of a person's skin. users place a sheet called a color reference chart alongside their face and take photos with smartphones that have special software inside. it compares the skin with their chart. it rates the user's skin condition. they say the data are uploaded and stored to help users and cosmetics companies to choose suitable skin care products and treatments. meanwhile, sony has utilized its digit
of people's eyes, which was about technology, quite critical comments about technology, which seemed quite a bit odd, given that he has only just started using twitter. >> he is not opposed to technology, as such. he is actually quite charming in his use of it -- for example, twitter. i think he is drawing attention to something that concerns a lot of people, not just catholics or christians, and that is that in the revolution, the information revolution that we are living through, the past 30 years or so, we are all of us experiencing the increasing pace of that revolution that is putting people in distress. we experience it has individuals with the phenomenon is burned -- phenomenon of burnout, which is virtually epidemic in the western world. of course, for society, it has a very serious repercussion, mainly that a society where everybody feels overloaded and cannot cope with how much they are being asked to do, it becomes a very uncaring society, a very egotistical society, and ultimately carries the seeds of its own destruction within itself. that was his message. >> what struck you a
new technology fosh trailing and surveying. but the country is taking steps to bring its goals into reach. earlier this month, manila hosted an international meeting for countries that use geothermal power. >> it's an exchange of experiences, knowledge and realistic knowledge transfer. >> reporter: the organizers also hosted the tour of geothermal power stations in the philippines. the delegation from kenya visited this facility. the visitors found that japanese technology is widely used in the philippines, a japanese firm constructed this plant. 33 years later it is still operating at full capacity. >> we are very impressed because of the standard the availability rate is over 95%, which means that it is available most of the time. we feel that this is an example we ought to em ulate. >> a japanese government official also joined the tour. like the philippines, japan has a high level of volcanic activity. it is the third largest geothermal energy reserves in the world. but geothermal makes up less than 0.3% of its energy mix. the accident at the fukushima nuclear plant in 2011
technology. as the ship makes its way northward, the ice thickens to a depth of about four meters. the odin is now barely making headway. speed is about three knots or just over 5.5 kilometers an hour -- about the same as a person walking. the icebreaker turns on word but then fog descends, shrouding the expedition and the ice for days on end. >> we cannot use the helicopter to determine the best course. visibility is minimal. sometimes the boat works itself free and the fog lifts. then you can see a channel about 100 meters away. >> but somehow, they keep making headway. if you have gone this far, turning back is harder. when the ice fins, they try surveying again and lower the dredge to a depth of 3,000 meters to gather samples -- when the ice thins. the geologists hope the stone will be similar in composition to that of greenland. could this be evidence that proves the ridge is danish? >> this is a sign that these rocks are about to split. an expert back home will have to analyze it. >> they have reached the north pole. >> welcome to the north pole. it is odin's seventh time on the north
based on technologies used by japan's bullet train. the launch of the new service expands china's high-speed railway network to more than 9,300 kilometers. officials plan to extend the network to 16,000 kilometers by 2020. the chinese government temporarily suspended construction of high-speed train lines after 40 people died in a two-train collision last year. but it has resumed construction with the aim of helping correct economic disparities between england and the coastal areas, and shoring up the economy. strong concerns remain in china about the safety of high-speed railways. >> translator: it's good to be fast, as well as safe. but safety should be given priority. >> reporter: railway ministry officials stress that they will reinforce safety measures. these including limiting maximum speed to 300 miles per hour for the time being, 50 kilometers per hour slower than what the trains are capable of. shun ishibe, nhk world. >>> a suicide bomber has struck a u.s. military base in afghanistan, killing three people. patchari raksawong joins us from our bureau in bangkok with the detai
are making use of digital imaging technologies to tap into the growing skin care market. fujitsu has developed a system that uses a smartphone to analyze the condition of a person's skin. users place a sheet called a color reference chart alongside their face and take photos with smartphones that have special software installed. the software compares the user's skin with standard colors on the chart. the photos highlights blemishes and pores and rate the user's skin condition. the data are uploaded and stored to help users and cosmetic companies choose suitable skin products and treatments. sony has utilized its digital image processing technology to develop a system that displays how much melanin a user's skin contains. melanin is a major cause of blemishes. users can check the condition of their skin by pressing a special device against their faces. sony says the system enables users to know the extent of the blemishes they are likely to have in the future. electronics makers are developing new technologies for the beauty and health markets to make up for falling sales of televisio
on using missile technology. still, they don't want to adopt a legally binding resolution. they said it could pump them to conduct another nuclear test. japan's diplomats are working with north korea to try to impose sanctions. but they're far from waiting for the chinese to change their position. >>> world leaders of the two biggest economies have started laying the ground work for cooperation. china's president paid a visit to the u.s. president, obama. they agreed to boost economic cooperation. juan said members of china's communist party and government had great importance with their relations with the u.s. they said they wanted to work more closely with americans on a wider range of issues. obama said building stronger economic ties is the core of the relationship. he said u.s. and chinese leaders may be able to overcome issues that divide them if they speak more frankly. officials with the chinese foreign ministry said obama mentioned he was to meet the communist party's new leader. italian prime minister mario monti has handed in his resignation. he promises to step down once
was carrying a satellite, but many countries believe the launch was a test of long-range missile technology. the object was retrieved from a depth of 88 metres in the yellow sea. a defense minister official says if it's considered to be part of the rocket's engine, it will help understand its capabilities. south korea's military has already retrieved a fuel tank and a container of oxidizer used for combustion. after analyzing the oxidizer and other debris, the ministry suspects korea is trying to integrate a bigger missile. here's a look at the three-day forecast. >>> thank you for joining us for this edition of "newsline." i'm keiko kitigawa in tokyo. thank you for joining us.
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